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16th Jun '18 6:15:27 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Those who, for whatever strange reason, doubt the incredible acting abilities of James Earl Jones should take note of an early scene in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' where Jones as Thulsa Doom uses nothing but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTKdSZMRPg the power of his eyes and face]] to (quite convincingly) trick Conan's mother into [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo thinking he's going to let her go.]]
7th Jun '18 1:10:13 PM darkemyst
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* Early on expressions and body language were [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cassandra Cain]]'s only way to communicate since her father didn't think learning how to talk was one of the skills she needed to be the perfect assassin.
6th Jun '18 5:55:22 PM Asherinka
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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' [[spoiler:when Thor and Loki come after Odin,]] Loki suddenly resorts to being TheQuietOne. [[spoiler:The only word he says from the moment he falls though the portal to the moment of Hela's arrival is "brother" after their father's death. Be it the looks of surprise and pained recognition when Odin welcomes his sons and later says that he loves them both, slightly shaking his head to tell "this isn't me" when asked to lift his magic, the "I don't know" look when Thor silently inquires about Hela, or the MeaningfulLook between Loki and Thor when they decide to put aside their differences once their sister shows up,]] -- his reactions are conveyed via facial expressions alone.
23rd May '18 7:33:11 AM dmcreif
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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington's character learns his political rival has died in ''Series/YesMinister''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington's character [[caption-width-right:200:Jim Hacker learns that his political rival has died in ''Series/YesMinister''.just died.]]
20th May '18 5:52:28 AM eroock
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EyeTake, AsideGlance and FascinatingEyebrow may be used as part of the FacialDialogue, but by themselves are only limited versions. Often the forte of TheSilentBob, TheVoiceless and TheQuietOne. Often featured in a NoDialogueEpisode. It is just as often used by characters who are perfectly capable of speaking, but just don't on this occasion, but in that case you should consider whether or not it qualifies instead as a MeaningfulLook.

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EyeTake, AsideGlance and FascinatingEyebrow may be used as part of the FacialDialogue, Facial Dialogue, but by themselves are only limited versions. Often the forte of TheSilentBob, TheVoiceless and TheQuietOne. Often featured in a NoDialogueEpisode. It is just as often used by characters who are perfectly capable of speaking, but just don't on this occasion, but in that case you should consider whether or not it qualifies instead as a MeaningfulLook.
16th Apr '18 8:07:42 AM SonofAkatosh
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* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out a minister who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs has unexpectedly died]]. The brief sadness, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.

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* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out a minister his predecessor, who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs memoirs, has unexpectedly died]]. The brief sadness, worry, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.
1st Apr '18 7:15:45 AM Quietomega
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* Invoked in ''Film/FallenAngels'' where He Qiwu communicates largely through his facial expressions because he's mute. He acknowledges that while he isn't sure that he's able to say everything, especially to Charlie, he gets the feeling that he's generally understood.
31st Mar '18 12:17:58 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* In ''Film/TheFugitive'', a couple of meaningful looks between prisoners on the bus is all Richard Kimble needs to see to realize that they're about to make a violent escape attempt.
6th Mar '18 6:35:44 AM Unregistered
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* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.

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* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' ''and'' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.
6th Mar '18 6:34:44 AM Unregistered
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* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.
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